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Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea

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Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town.

At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.

In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.

Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.

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  •   Enjoyed this historical site. Learned a lot about the island and its history. At the end there of the tour we were treated to a terrific rum tasting.... read more

    thumb Meryl S
    2/25/2019

      It has a theatre that you go to that not only has video screens, but also has wind and rain affects. It told the story of the island as... read more

    thumb baileype
    6/05/2019

      We thoroughly enjoyed this historic site, much due to our tour guide, Trisha. She was a wonderful guide full of history, information, and humor. She made the entire... read more

    thumb dr_j_now
    3/17/2019
  •   During a recent vacation to the Grand Cayman Island, my niece, my sister and I decided to visit the Pedro St. James National Historic Museum and had the MOST enjoyable... read more

    thumb Jacqueline G
    9/05/2018

      We arrived an hour before closing time and chose to do the self guided tour. What a wonderful historic site! Stacy, one of the guides, met us at the movie... read more

    thumb mamatou50
    4/26/2018

      We had a great experience at Pedro St. James. Our tour guide, Stacy, had passion for the information he was telling us. The 3D “movie” was a must-watch with the... read more

    thumb spanglyanimal
    4/28/2018
  •   Hands down this is a place you will not want to miss! Thoroughly enjoyed the site and all the history of the island! You must ask for Trisha as your... read more

    thumb Trail22919528395
    11/02/2018

      This place is DEFINITELY worth your time to check out! My friend and I made this one of our few stops as we took a local bus around the island.... read more

    thumb efeola
    4/19/2018

      This place is located in a beautiful spot. There is a guided tour and a multimedia video presentation plus you can wander the grounds which are beautiful. We ended our... read more

    thumb Rhonda H
    5/02/2018
  •   a great place to spend a couple hours - lots of history - and really cool to take a tour given by a man who is a direct descendant of... read more

    thumb Becky H
    4/24/2018

      We went to Pedro St James, and thought doing an unguided your would get us in and out in an hour. Sadly we didn’t plan enough time. You... read more

    thumb TnTDean
    11/02/2018

      We had friends and family visiting from out of town so we took a family trip to the site. If the views do not blow you away, you will be... read more

    thumb Dani B
    11/12/2018
  •   Ms. Trisha did an outstanding tour. She was extremely knowledgeable about St. Pedro, and the Caymans and their culture. She really took time to answer all our questions. We highly... read more

    Terrisue60
    8/30/2019

      Glad to see the castle open this visit back to Grand Cayman. Beautiful location and views. Nice film on history.

    thumb marionw3465
    4/07/2019

      This is a rebuilt "great house" considered a historic landmark. Built with slave labor in 1780, it has been a residence, courthouse, jail, government assembly and a restaurant. ... read more

    thumb Elke2955
    8/29/2018
  •   Stacy, our guide was so amazing I do not have words! More information than the presentation from that guy! He’s amazing and I LOVED HIM! He is so helpful!!! The... read more

    thumb DAWN G
    6/15/2018

      Yes, this is interesting from historical perspective. If you have a decent guide, who does not rush you, so that you can do more shopping. And who you can understand.... read more

    thumb konstanting330
    4/10/2019

      It is rich with history and beautiful! Excellent bang for your buck too! Learn about an early settling family and the hardships they went through. There is a guided presentation... read more

    thumb 1CaymanQueen
    6/18/2018
  •   A great place to visit. Pedro St James has been restored beautifully giving a real feel for the history of the place. There is also a great exhibition giving an... read more

    OLFSRETEP
    8/05/2019

      We visited early on a Saturday before any of the cruise ships had docked for the day and were the only people there. All the staff were extremely welcoming and... read more

    thumb Will M
    7/14/2018

      Beautiful preserved and in stunning grounds you can wonder or join a tour to learn about Cayman and its past. I found this an interesting trip back in history. Be... read more

    thumb rverityky
    8/23/2018
  •   My wife and I visited this site on a cruise tour. It is a very interesting and informative tour to become educated on some of the history in the... read more

    thumb Kioritraveller
    3/03/2019

      This was an interesting site because of the video presentation about the history of Grand Cayman. Don't be disappointed that the property is a reconstruction of the original, is is... read more

    thumb RAJ120
    6/07/2018

      This is a terrific place to get to know the history of Grand Cayman. Very entertaining & it has the best prices at any gift shop on the island. If... read more

    thumb RML808
    10/13/2018
  •   tour was very educational about history of the island and government. There is an on site rum tasting tour for 5$ and there is one rum '1780' that is only... read more

    thumb jaeger68
    8/26/2018

      A few years ago I was staying at Rum Point for 7 days. I decided to go to Pedro St James. I really enjoyed the movie and the history.... read more

    thumb JAllgood
    8/08/2018

      We booked our tour from the reef hotel and had a great driver pick us up to Pedro saint James. We learned the history of caymans with a show and... read more

    thumb James C
    7/31/2018
  •   This historical site was fascinating and our tour guide Trisha really made it even better. It takes about 15 minutes to get there by bus, really a small friendly van,... read more

    thumb Cruiser255847
    10/18/2018

      We enjoyed reading about the history of the Island of Grand Cayman and about the families that occupied this castle. Well worth the visit and price.

    thumb Pam M
    4/23/2018

      If you like history this is very neat. The multimedia presentation was very informative. Afterwards we were very confused on what to do next. Our tour guide Stacy kept wandering... read more

    thumb glmorgan
    6/14/2018

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CONTACT

305 Savannah Pedro Castle Rd.
Grand Cayman
KY1-1501 Cayman Islands
tel: (345) 947-3329
email: info@pedrostjames.ky

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